On Friday evening, the History of Economic Society's annual conference kicked off with a lecture from Professor and Nobel Prize winner James Buchanan. For the past two days, the Johnson Center 3rd floor has been filled with economists from around the world, to meet, greet, discuss, or to seek feedback on topics they are interested in. From 8:30 in the morning until early evening, the economists sit in rooms usually filled with student groups. Books are sold at a reduced price where you can purchase the complete collection of Ricardo for $76 or the complete set of Buchanan for less than a $100.
If you ever get a chance to attend a conference for any economic society, my advice is to take it, even if you must pay a price to attend. This conference was worth its price Friday evening when we received the blessing of listening to James Buchanan.